Friday, December 30, 2011

Will One Pair of Parrotlets Breed?

Hi Sandy,
I have been out of birds for a few yrs now because of my health.I have a dumb question..I want to get a pr of parrotlets again to have in my sunroom.(I miss the little munchkins).Will they breed with just having one pr in the room? It is a very quiet area,only I will be in going into that room.We are in our 60s and not much traffic in and out of the house.

Dear Ann:

Its wonderful to hear from you and no, that isn’t a dumb question. While it has been my experience the birds breed better when there are more than one pair and they can hear each other but not see each other, that doesn’t mean it is a hard and fast rule. Believe me, many people who have bought parrotlet pairs as pets and never expected them to breed have reported they have bred. You could certainly get a pair and see how it goes. You are not only an experienced breeder but an excellent one and I have complete faith in your ability to provide the birds with what they need. Also, at the risk of giving myself a plug, The Parrotlet Ranch does sell a CD of parrotlet aviary calls that many people have reported as being successful when played around their breeding pair. I would give it a try. You certainly are missed in the parrotlet world and it certainly needs more dedicated, wonderful breeders like yourself.

Hope you have a wonderful 2012!

Sincerely yours,

Sandee L. Molenda, C.A.S.
The Parrotlet Ranch, Owner,
Join the International Parrotlet Society, – the World’s Largest and Oldest Parrotlet Organization
A Chattering Bird Builds No Nest.
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